Weather Alert Day: Triple digit heat expected Wednesday
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A “hot” ridge of high pressure will bring the warmest temperatures of the season and possibly the hottest temperatures since 2012 for some areas Wednesday and Thursday.
Afternoon readings between 95° and 105° look quite likely for both Wednesday and Thursday...with overnight lows not providing much relief as they only drop into the mid 60s-to-low 70s. While dew point levels will not be pleasant...they are not expected to be extremely high either...but the combination of heat and humidity will be a serious concern if you are not careful. A cold front will push into the region late Thursday...and this will bring some relief from the dramatic heat by Friday.
Shower and thunderstorm “possibilities” are a bit more problematic. Isolated thunderstorm chances will continue to be sprinkled across your forecasts...with better chances for more scattered activity late Wednesday as a disturbance drifts into the region...and again late Thursday as a cold front drops south across the area. Another round of showers and thunderstorms looks possible Saturday night-into-Sunday as mid-level low pressure waves also make their way into Nebraska. Highs for Friday...Saturday and Sunday should be in the upper 80s-to-low 90s...with even cooler readings possible next week along with a continued chance for additional precipitation.
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